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  • Howard University College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Washington
Individual Feedback 2 46 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 27
Negatively 6
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.02 44

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.78 37

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
5.71 35

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 10
20 minutes 19
25 minutes 7
30 minutes 5
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 2

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 44
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 38
In a group 6

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 6
Closed file 30

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.93 45

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"what would you do if your friend asked you to cheat" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply at Howard University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Howard SOP?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Howard Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? Why Howard? If a friend was cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do u see yourself in pharmacy in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Howard? Why Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 5 years after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Aside from working or doing school work, what do you do in your leisure time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why howard?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Howard? What if we only had one spot left, why you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend was cheating and you saw them, how would you handle the situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"A good pharmacist has to be a well-rounded person. What extracurricular activities do you participate in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unsual" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your own words, what is pharmacy? Where do you see yourself 5 years after you graduate from pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does a pharmacist do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me everyhting you know about Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are from Baltimore so why Howard? Why DC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me everything you know about pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience(s) do I have in the field of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What areas of pharmacy are you familiar with? Why Pharmacy? Why Howard?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any pharm experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a change in career? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any pharmacy experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about pharmacy and why do you want to be a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why HU? What did you found unique about the school? how do you like D.C.? would you move to here and stay here after graduating from this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"tell me about the heart" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were part of a group process where everyone did not pull their load?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Howard?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the different areas of pharmacy and which am I interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what's pharmacy ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is pharmacy? what do pharmacists do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you choose Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a better candidate than the other applicants? Where do you see yourself in pharmacy in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us what you know about the different areas of pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Pharmacy to you? I did bad on this question because I misunderstood the question. They meant "Why do you want to be a pharmacist?" Or "what motivated me to want to become a pharmacist?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Howard" More from this Member | Report Response

"pharmacy experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"The classic ethical question.. what would you do if you caught a classmate cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a conflict you face each day and how you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw your best friend cheating, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Extra curricular activities, Why Howard" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of exposure have you had in the health care field, pharmacy or non-pharmacy related?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Normal questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides Howard Univ, what other pharmacy schools did you apply to? How will you rate Howard Univ amongst all the other pharmacy schools you've applied to? If all of the pharmacy schools you've applied to accepted you, where would Howard Univ stand?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you do any extracurricular or volunteer activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was only one student left why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? Have you done any community service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do when you're not in school or working?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than retail, can you tell me other aspects of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like DC? Would you move here after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any pharmacy experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any vol or extra cirr activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"And why Pharmacy in particular? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any previous pharmacy exposure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy? Why Howard?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your previous pharmacy experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your experience in pharmacy? What skills and characteristics do you have that are important and relevant to being a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What volunteer work and actual work were you involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"what would you say to the dean if you met him at a networking fair" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your plan for the next 5 to 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe any pharmacy experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you react when you realized you were wrong in a situation? (we were discussing planning an event I planned with my sorority)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What make you pursue pharmacy as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why's Howard ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do for fun? what extracurriculars have you participated in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities would make you successful in the program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We only have one spot left, why should be pick you over the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in a group and you knew a classmate was cheating, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about pharmacy? Why Howard?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the basic...working in a group with someone who doesnt participiate do u turn them in or not." More from this Member | Report Response

"What fields of pharmacy are you aware of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if you close friend cheat in the exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of extracurriculars are you involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about the different areas of pharmacy. What is pharmacy to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about Pharmacy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 10 yrs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what extra curricular/community service have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I know about pharmacy, Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What areas of pharmacy are you familiar with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Normal questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurricular activities are you involved in? We have limited space for the pharmacy class, why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was one spot left in the school, why would we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you se youself 10 years after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What EC activities are you part of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there is only one seat left why should we pick you over any other student. Question 4: How will you handle a case where you work in a team/ group and some individuals are not "performing"" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we only had one spot left and it was between you and another student, why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should Howard University choose you instead of the other PharmD candidate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 5 years after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Howard" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 5 years from today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurricular activities were you involved in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 5 years after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you in the pharmacy program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we select you over other interviewees?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you spoken to other pharmacy students about their experiences in pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Howard University? Why not any other school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"would you be interested in he pharmD/PhD prgm if we had one?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think a pharmacist does?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught your friend cheating during an exam, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you really go to Walmart in Nashville when your bored? (LOL their opinions of me being from the South were definitely interesting)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you lie for another student saying they completed their fair share of the assignment if they were in jeopardy of failing pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no interesting question" More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. They were all general and expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"We only have one spot left, why should be pick you over the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is pharmacy today to you" More from this Member | Report Response

"if there was only one spot left, convince us on why you should be the one to get the spot" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you have time to do everything? (I think this came up because I work a full time and a part time job, go to school full time, and volunteer A LOT) " More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are in a group where one of the members was not involved with preparation but showed up to the presentation and caused your group to get a B. You must peer evaluate them and the grade you give them determines if they pass/fail for the semester. What grade would you give that person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Excluding what we can find from your file, tell me why we should pick you for the last spot?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"didn't really have any interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, I was prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was prepared for every question. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unusual" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are in a class where everything is done in a group. If you were to evaluate one member in your group at the end of the semester who did not work very hard, and you know your evaluation can make or break their grade, how would you evaluate him/her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend cheated on a test in a class you were in...what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught your friend cheating on a test, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you think you will be in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there is only one seat left why should we choose you over anybody else." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you worked at a job where there was a very excellent worker that you didn't like and a worker that wasn't so great that was your friend and evaluations were being done and one of the three of you would have to go if job performance did not improve, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have I ever been to the Philippines?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working in a group of 5 students and two students were not contributing, how would you handle this? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you contribute to Howard University" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a change in career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do I see my self in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your leadership skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical questions were asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what direction that you are headed in career wise after getting your PharmD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no real interesting question asked. They were you're basic interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really....what do you see at HU? Did you like D.C.?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should we choose you if there were only one slot?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught a classmate cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If they were 75 seats in this class why should you get the 75th? She asked 3 times everytime I responded the interviewers countered like well this candidate is smarter than you etc. I think she was trying to get a rise out of me." More from this Member | Report Response

"no difficult question" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is pharmacy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you have that would make you successful in the program? They basically want you to brag about yourself, which I am not good at doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw a classmate cheating, what would you do? I am not a huge fan of ethics questios because the nervous tension of the interview can cause you to deviate from your natural answer. However, my advice is to answer honestly." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Pharmacy to you? (Again, Do NOT misinterpret this question!) They are asking why you want to become a pharmacist!!! (They are not asking you to give the definition of Pharmacy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as the most interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"if there was only one spot left, convince us on why you should be the one to get the spot" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything I was asked was in previous interview feedbacks so there wasn't anything really surprising. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"See most interesting question." More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you be interested in pharmacy without any direct experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in a group working on a project and one of your group members was your friend and he most of the time didn't show up in group works and /or didn't participate very well, if you were to evaluate the members of the group, what do you do..?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why Howard?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself and why should we pick you for the last spot" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was prepared for every question" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your day-to-day life, tell me a conflict that you encounter and how you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unsual" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response

"none if it. i was prepared for the questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are from Baltimore so why DC? Why Howard? But i was prepared for this question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult, basic character questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides textbooks, what books have you/are you currently reading and why did you choose them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we have one seat left, why you vs another student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why choose me over others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions were asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a better canidate than the other interviewees?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wouldn't say there was a difficult question. But their were big ones. "What do you know about pharmacy?" is probably the biggest one they asked. " More from this Member | Report Response

"typical questions......i think 5 questions altogether" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did a mock interview. I read about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Made sure my stories are straight and tried not to be too stressed out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Visited the Howard website and researched basic interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums and google and lots of prayer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed basic math for the math test, rehearsed the interview process, and got a good night's sleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN's feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. Howards website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed basic derivatives." More from this Member | Report Response

"Research, SDN, practice interview skills, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced interview question from this website. And I prayed!! Remember, prayer works and God is in control. Trust in him." More from this Member | Report Response

"forums" More from this Member | Report Response

"SND mainly then just saw sample interviews and answered all the possible questions myself before hand." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews, asph.com, talks with alumni" More from this Member | Report Response

"Spent several hours researching the school and the professors, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read a book about interviewing and I looked at the questions on this site. The questions were pretty much the same." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN feedback here. Asking a friend for interview tips who's experienced with interview prep. Getting random tips from others." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the interview feedbacks on this website. I read some documents about the career options of pharmacy from internet." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reading school webpage, reading current literature on Pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, typed out some questions and answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, pharmacy students, friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to current pharm school students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and website " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, class material on nutrition and different disease states (I'm a nutrition major and I was preparing for the question--what makes you different than the other applications/why should we pick you?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading the Forums, reading the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading this forum and the school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read SDN's feedback on Howard and they asked pretty much the same questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared for this interview by reviewing this forum closely. I also reviewed various pharmacy programs to see what Schhols generally look for. I also spoke at length on several occasions to various pharmacists including those who graduated several years (17 yrs ) ago and even recent graduates. My brother-in-law is a recent graduate from the University of MD Pahrmacy Program. He used to interview for the program and his knowledge was very helpful. MAke sure you know exactly why you want to do PHARMACY. Make sure you know why you applied to HOWARD. Make sure you highlight your leadership ability abd community service." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading through the feedback on this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews with another person, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the student reviews on this website! All of the questions that were asked, were listed from different student reviews on this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview questions, looked up information on the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read my personal statement " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, and read about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read from this forum and had several Mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read up on the school's history by visiting their website. I reviewed the previous interview experiences on SDN. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and Read up on the schools website" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. I made sure I knew the formalities of interviews (dress attire, handshakes, eyecontact.) 2. I did research on the school and on pharmacy current events. I made sure I knew what pharmacy was all about. 3. I'm not the type who is good at spontaneous speeches and the like. Therefore, I came up with possible questions, so that I could answer them extemporaneously. 4. Know why you want to pursue pharmacy (Most important!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN...go over typical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I loved the diversity of the campus. I loved that the bulletin boards showed lots of evidence that the school provides information for the students to prepare for the NAPLEX and succeed. The new drug facilities are marvelous. The people I encountered in the interview were friendly and very kind." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean seems to be very professional and really care about his program and the profession itself." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the pharmacy students, one even walked me from the SOP to a busy street and hailed a cab for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much the students enjoyed being at Howard and them discussing all of the opportunities the school has given to them. One of my interviewers was a Howard Pharmacy School Alumni" More from this Member | Report Response

"The stories from current students. The feedback of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"short interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"the admissions staff and the p4 student was extremely helpful and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The small class size, and it was walking distance from the metro." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school and the adcom seemed interested in my answers and in being there, which is more than I can say for many other school I interviewed at." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff was excited througout the entire process." More from this Member | Report Response

"the pharmacy students, the diversity" More from this Member | Report Response

"really nice tour guides" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers really made sure they were getting to know me. The current students were friendly and answered many questions for us. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was organized throughout the whole process." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly tour guide." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were well organized, interesting and friendly. I read many negative comments about the university but I actually proved it false. They are very good people. I want to join the University. They impressed me a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"diversity at the school. I learned that not everyone that attends a HBCU is African American! " More from this Member | Report Response

"their emphasis on diversity and minority empowerment" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their resources and the enthusiasm of the current P-4s" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their resources and the positive energy from the P-4s." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the students and faculty seemed to know each other on a more personal level. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The graduate and professional level students are highly diverse, even though a glance at the school will make you think everyone's African American. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Diversity" More from this Member | Report Response

"The brief intro to Howard given before we started the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"the diversity of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"-The rich history of the school. -The enthusiasm of the tour guide and the students that we came across -The individuals who work in the admissions office and the Professors we came across were very , very, very friendly. They seemed to want you to succeed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"DC has a really good transportation system. You can get to Howard by Metro or light rail. I never had to take a cab the whole time I was there, not for going to the school or sightseeing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Diversity of the student body" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the students and faculty members (including alumni). Both faculty members that interviewed me were Howard alumni and they had nothing but good things to say about the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The number of minorities that were present at the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were not rude." More from this Member | Report Response

"DC is an awesome city and that you can get to Howard by Metro" More from this Member | Report Response

"The history of the school and the program that was given before the interviews started." More from this Member | Report Response

"The diversity of the school and the friendly atomsphere " More from this Member | Report Response

"The student giving the tour was very professional and friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The shuttle from the metro to the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked how we got to meet other candidates for the school of pharmacy. (We were in groups of about 15). Having the information session and question session with pharmacy students, really calmed us down before the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"East Coast is so much different than the West Coast. D.C. is very nice for a tourist...also, Cherry blossoms bloomed very beautiful" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I just did not like starting off wrong by being given the wrong time to arrive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some mistakes on the math exam that we took." More from this Member | Report Response

"D.C cost of living coming from Nashville it definitely a sticker shock." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the professors was extremely rude as he was in a rush to go to a seminar." More from this Member | Report Response

"school's so dirty" More from this Member | Report Response

"i was interrupted multiple times by the professor who was interviewing me. several times i did not get to answer the questions and was led to the next question. i could see them grading me which did not help with my 'answering of questions'. i wished it was one-on-one." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather and interviewing with 2 faculty members at once as opposed to 1 at a time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is old and looks it. Some construction. Not very technologically advanced. Budget cuts have caused them to be short staffed in offices so responses are slow. We were told we could find out about acceptance/denial anywhere from one month to 6 months after our interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire process was a bit unorganized" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school. But its okay. GET OVER IT!!!! Took a month for me to get my acceptance letter." More from this Member | Report Response

"the broken water faucet. i was thirsty!" More from this Member | Report Response

"y a math test" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything ran really late. This may have been because I was part of the first interview group of the year. People that were in interview groups hours after mine were interviewed before me because they didn't allocate enough time for the interview. Note.. if your interview is at 1pm and you know its going to take 2-3 hours, you are not going to make a 4:00 flight. (this wasn't the school's fault, applicants should have planned accordingly). We didn't really get a tour. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The time spent waiting on the interview itself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Buildings seemed run-down, such as all the water fountains were broken." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Age/condition of the actual Pharmacy bldg. Note: It is currently under renovations. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the place looks really run down" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first room we were placed in was hot with no air-conditioning." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interivew was repeated interrupted and at one time he come in, he forgot what he asked me. I was very dissapointed. As of 05/02/I have never know about the decision of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pharmacy school is in a really run down building. The facilities are quite old, but it's understandable because Howard is an old school with a very long history." More from this Member | Report Response

"Disorganization and late student guide" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"the amount of disorganization of the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"-The interview process / protocol was EXTREMELY disorganized. - What should have been a very smooth process must have been a very stressful process for the admissins office to coordinate." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very old and you can see the smaller classrooms are really rundown. They're on probationary status right now, so they're working on renovating the labs. The surrounding neighborhood looks a little sketchy. Once you leave the premises, you'll know it." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were run down, didn't seem like much had been updated since the main building was established in the 50's. Also, the accredidation of the program was placed on probationary status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. When I asked faculty/staff members about this, they seemed to shrug it off like it wasn't that big of a deal - definite negative." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were not up to par." More from this Member | Report Response

"parking and the surrounding neighborhood." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no water fountains, lol I was very thirsty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing i can remeber." More from this Member | Report Response

"The person I was to report to when I got to the school ignored me for about 5 minutes before getting to me, then told me to go to the wrong room and wait. After waiting I went back down and she blamed it on me and said that I must have been late. I finally got to my group and the facility was old and not as nice as others I have been in. Then the math exam that we were required to take was missing a page. And finally the interview was conducted by 2 faculty members at the same time which did not put me at ease at all. Overall it was a pretty sucky experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"it's like any downtown...no parking...very cramned....school is old and small" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known it was a closed file interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, this was my second time interviewing." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A." More from this Member | Report Response

"About the metro system from arriving at the airport I was a little confused on how to get to the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"More information about the school itself" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was kinda fully prepare for the interview. Those interview's questions did not surprise me at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the interview date i was scheduled for did not have too many students come in." More from this Member | Report Response

"To bring a heavier jacket" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the math quiz was so easy. I was stressed out about it but it is literally cross multiplying fractions, a few VERY basic derivatives, and adding and multiplying decimals... Oh and converting, mg, g, kg and such. Very simple math..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process was pretty long. 3-4 hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"How to interpret the question of "What is pharmacy to you". REMEMBER - This means, why do you want to be a pharmacist, or how can you make a difference being a pharmacist." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing i felt pretty prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"We walked up and down a lot of stairs and walked to different buildings. I wish I had worn flats." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the ways they were going to ask interview questions such as being drilled hard on the pharmacy experience line of questioning, and that the interview would be closed-file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. SDN interview feedback made me well prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"the metro exit is only a few blocks from the school, so i shouldn't have taken the bus after getting off the train and the one-day pass starts at 9:30am and the trains stop running at 12am... oh yea, and I should have brought a resume with me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I was prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"I know everything, because it was my second time going for the interview. The other time was wait listed." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was in my heels for about 4-5 hours and it was really painful. I wish someone had told me that I can wear tennis shoes, then change into heels when I got to the school or something." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was one-on-one, b/c the email told me there would be a "meeting with two faculty and/or alumnus from the School of Pharmacy"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"i expected everything that was going to happen.. READ SDN feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. This forum proved to be very informative and helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That I had to know how to write numbers in roman numerals for the math quiz." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Expect disorganization. I read other student reviews which warned me of this, so I felt somewhat prepared instead of irritated or overwhelmed." More from this Member | Report Response

""basic math quiz" depends who you ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"None " More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is bad. Traffic is horrible. But that comes with a university in the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there was going to be 2 faculty members interviewing me at the same time." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing surprising" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really was impressed with the Dean, the alumni and students we interviewed with and met. The facilities and traditions of the school are great. If you want a great school to prepare you to work in a diverse work world then this school is a great choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was impressed with Howard's program. The associate dean even called to follow-up later in the week after my interview. DC is a great place to be, especially if you are interested in working for a federal health agency." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school just honored to be granted an interview and humbled by the experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere was amazing. From the interview and tour I felt like this would be the best place for me to attend school. Also, this school has some of the best professors in the field of pharmacy which is a plus." More from this Member | Report Response

"review math, conversion from mg, microgram, dose, litter, roman numerials, dm, cm and some basic calculus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I thought it was a good interview process but I did get the feeling that the process as a whole is a little bit disorganized beginning with the long speech from the secretary about how she is a one-person team. Also, it would have been nice to have a clearer idea of when we would have some time of decision (yes, no, waitlist) from the admissions committee. The secretary said it could be a few weeks or a few months from now, depending on when the admissions committee meets next. The math test was really easy and there was plenty of time given. The test was on basic math, roman numerals, word problems, like 1 derivative and 2 or 3 integrals. But the 4th year students were really nice and seemed like they had little to no complaints about their experience at Howard." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, this is my number one pick just based on location, (DC is a nice city) however because of the lack of technology and disorganized process I am starting to reconsider." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the School. DC is great. I got accepted. Pray, keep God 1st, and anything is possible. But you MUST do your part!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"show up ahead of time because the pharmacy students will be there early and you get to talk to them about their experiences at howard and how their first year was. They are all really open an honest about everything so it was really interesting, funny, and enjoyable listening to what they had to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"office was hot,i broke a sweat" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ladies- wear flats. I took the Metro in from MD and the station is several blocks from the school. Other applicants that drove said parking was difficult. I was nervous about the math test but it wasn't difficult. Just remember to brush up on derivatives. I was accepted to this program and got my letter about 6 weeks later. Feel free to PM me if you have additional questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was great and the math test was really easy. I was a little nervous at the interview and stumbled over a few words. I don't care how prepared a person can be...once you get in there, sometimes you draw a blank. Other than that I think everything went well." More from this Member | Report Response

"I figure it went as well as it could have. It was interesting though that one of the interviewers looked very uninterested in being there, at times he would close his eyes for a good 5 seconds while you were talking to him as if he wasn't paying any attention. The other interviewer was very friendly and nice though. The questions more or less followed that of SDN feedback, the only differences being follow-up questions based on exactly how you answered." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very friendly and the student guide was helpfull." More from this Member | Report Response

"Despite the negative posts I had read on this site about Howard, I was overall positively impressed. The staff was friendly and well organized and the interview went as scheduled. They really have a good Pharmacy program that just need a makeover. I asked about the low Naplex scores and was happy to hear the many programs and prep courses that have been put in place to correct this. I would attend if accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"the tour was pretty short but that's prob cuz the school is tiny. but they share facilities with the other graduate programs and those are nice. they made us wait a bit but not for too long. we had to take a 30 min, 35 question math test. not too hard. u had to take a writing test too if u took the older pcat without the problem solving section. all the other candidates were very nice. three 4th yr students came in and asked us if we had any questions before we took the math test. they didn't really share anything upfront, we had to ask before they would share anything. i thought that was weird. everyone was very nice, even the interviewer. except he was kind of serious. the whole thing took about 2 hrs. i didn't think it was too disorganized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrived early. Talked with other interviewees. Asked questions of currnt P-4s. Math quiz just as described by other interviewee. Start Tour. Problem solving quiz. Finish Tour. Interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Got there early, talked to others in my group. Asked questions of current students. Math quiz-just as previous interviewee described. Tour. Problem solving quiz-easy for me. Finish Tour. Interview with 2 faculty members. Started around 12pm and finished by 3pm" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire process was better than I expected. I expected disorganization but that wasn't the case. You weren't required to write Howard's essay if you wrote one as part of your PCAT. The entire experience was painless and stress-free. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This school need to do more because i find it difficult to explain that I went for inteview and after 4 good months I do not know anything about the result. When I call no one answer the phone and when I email, no definte answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"I signed up at the pharmacy office and handed them my supplemental application, money order, and official transcripts. It was a really warm day (80F) and very humid, and the AC didn't work properly so whlie we were testing (25-minute essay and 25-minute math quiz), everyone was sweating like a pigs. There was a lot of delay before the testing, so we ended up having very little time to tour the school, so we basically toured the different floors of the pharmacy building (took only about 10 minutes). The tour was lead by a 4th year student. After touring the building, we had only 5 minutes left to get to our designated interview spots. She accomodated for those who needed to fly out of DC later that afternoon by placing those interviewees to the earlier interview spots. I interviewed with Dr. Scott, who was incredibly sweet. The entire interview was very much like a conversation. He sometimes went off tangent to talk about different schools in California and the winery (I'm from California). He was really impressed that I had a lot of questions for him at the end, so really study the school and their curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"We got there and signed in and waited in the office. There were a lot of people crowded in a small place so they moved us to a room upstairs that was very warm. We took a math and essay test (not bad). Then we interviewed. We never got a tour b/c our student guide was running late...so she only proctored our exams. We were led to our interviewers office where we waited outside to be called in. He was running behind and was still interviewing people from the last hours group. He was very tired and stuck in an office that had no a/c so he was uncomfortable and looked like he wanted to go home. The interview was quick but good." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview started a liitle late. A lady came in, tried to relax us and gave us a brief History of Howard. The student guide was very enthusiastic and answered all the questions we asked. Then we came back in and took an essay test some questions i remember are (What influence has technology had on patient care (or something)) Sorry I don't remember everything but I don't think they repeat the essay questions cause i never saw any of the essays mentioned here. Also they said they are just looking to see whether you can communicate not so much the content or length of the essay. Then we took the math test, 25 mins 30 questions; Roman numerals,logarithm,derivatives (very basic), intergrals (very basic),fractions, decimals, basic arithemetic. Then we had our one on one's with the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"We come in and wait for about 30 mins until the faculty set up everything. We took a math quiz (not that bad) and a writing essay (not that bad either). They are just looking to make sure you have good writing skills, not knowledge of the topic. Afterwards we waited AGAIN for a long time and it was extremely hot in the room. Finally they start calling us for our interviews and they were in batches. I was the last one in my group to go for the interview. The Interviewer was nice, however because she knew she was behind in time, she tended to rush the interviews which I thought was bad. She didnt seem as interested in my answers as I wanted her too. She just wanted to finish and move on. The whole interview process ran so late, instead of lasting 2-3 hours, I ended up leaving 4 hours later." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview went pretty well! I found out on Friday night (3 days before the interview) by researching the AACP website that the probation status was lifted on February 22nd so that was great to know. The office of admissions explained that they were placed on probation because they didn’t have enough classroom and lab space to handle the 80 to 100+ students that they typically admit. So during this period they had to reduce their class size. The program was able to get some classrooms from the Med school program and sp the probation status was lifted. The accreditation that is currently in effect should be good for about 5 more years. All the reviews prior to this one on this forum advised to expect disorganization. THEY WERE CORRECT. They admissions office personel were very pleasant but the process was EXTREMELY disorganized!!!! It didn’t bother me much since I knew to expect that. I got there very early and was able to walk the halls of the program. I walked roughly a block to get some beakfast at the cafeteria. The program is rich in history. One thing I noticed from the pictures of the graduating classes dating as far back as 1967 is that almost the whole class is Black with very few “minorities” of other races. This is definitely in tune with the Mission statement on the Programs website (MAKE SURE YOU STUDY THE WEBSITE) That is very different for me but interesting nonetheless. We got a tour by a second year student who was very bright and personable. He is actually involved in student leadership as he is a leader of one of the academic fraternities/ societies. There were 2 timed tests/ quizzes (an essay to test grammar and writing skills under pressure and math which was pretty much a joke). we were given 4 topics to choose from like: ( What qualities are needed to be a good pharmacy student, What qualities are needed to make a good pharmacist, What challenges does the practice currently face and may face in the future ). For the math it is really basic (easier than PCAT math. Just be sure to know basic logarithm, conversiions of Kg to g, milligram and microgram, Roman numerals, basic algebra, basic derivatives and integration) Afterwards we interviewed and I think I did well. I was interviewed by one of the Associate Professors and he seemed to like what I had to say about my work experience, background and community service. The interview seemed pretty short but effective. We should expect to hear something by the end of April. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Fifteen minutes before the interview, I checked in at the admissions office, the earlier group was taken to a holding room where ID was checked and we sat for a long time. We were again split into 2 groups, taken to a different room and wrote the essay. There were 6 essays topics to choose from. We were taken on a tour of the school, then taken to a small classroom to take the basic math quiz. Each person was set up with 2 interviewers in classrooms. The interviews ran late and my info sheet got buried at the bottom of the pile and the interviewers took a minute to figure out who I was. Overall, it wasn't all that stressful, but the interview schedule wasn't very organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a painless experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt prepared, mainly due to the feedback on this website. The interview process was a little disorganized, but all in all, it wasn't too bad. I showed up, checked in, then was taken up to a waiting room full of 12-15 students. An advisor came and talked to us, gave us some background/history of the school, then current students helped out by handing out the writing and math tests. The writing portion consisted of six questions, which we got to choose one and write a short essay in 25 minutes. (Questions included topics such as "What qualities must a successful pharmacy student possess?" and "What does HIPAA stand for and what does it mean to the health profession?" and "What traits must a good pharmacist have and practice?". The math quiz is 30 questions in 25-30 minutes. Think basic PCAT math, with about 5 calc questions. Nothing too horrible. They "ran out of time" so there wasn't a real tour of the school, only a student quickly pointing out main buildings as we walked over to the faculty offices to interview. Each faculty member had a sheet of questions and took turns asking. Wasn't too stressful or intimidating, just relax and think of it more like a conversation as oppossed to an interrogation. After the interview, the day was done and it was time to go home. All in all, it took about 2.5-3 hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't do what I did. Arrived early to find a good parking space. Missed the first 30 min." More from this Member | Report Response

"We were first given a brief history of the school and the school's mission statement. Then we were given a tour. Before we went to the interview we also took a writing test and a math test. These activities were helpful as they took my mind off the interview for a bit thus lesseing my stress level. The interview was conducted by two professors." More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty good overall" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great great great " More from this Member | Report Response

"We reported to a conference room and waited for the recruiter. I was in a group of 9 students. The recruiter came in and gave us an overview of what to expect for the day. She also gave us some historical background on the university. Admissions criteria and financial aid were also discussed. We had the opportunity to ask questions. We were then divided into 2 groups. A 4th year student led my group on a tour. After the tour, we had to write an essay which was based on one of 6 topics given to us. The topics covered a range of areas in pharmacy, healthcare and just being a student. I'm sure everyone could easily identify with at least one of the topics. Then we took a math test which was pretty basic and had 30 questions. The last part was the interview. I had the opportunity to interview with 1 faculty member and 1 recent graduate. Overall, the few hours spent were stress free. If anything, the anticipation of the interview was the most stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"We had a presentation, a tour, then a essay to write (got to choose from about 6 different topics), then had a math exam (30 questions pretty basic stuff), and then had the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had talked to the dean of health sciences and the assistant dean who admits students into the program a day earlier from my interview and did not know about them. The assistant dean had ask me alot of questions as if he was interviewing me or something. He then asked my name at the end. Overall experience of the interview is decent...nothing surprising....though other interviewees I was with seemed to be very nervous. I was nervous myself. The process was slow, because staff had gone to a meeting...had to wait around for 40 minutes. Had a writing assessment...typical and easy...and then, a math assessment (basic arithmetic)...darn easy too...25 minutes each assessment. Last a quick tour around the building since it was raining that day. Best suggestion...be relax !!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 36
Faculty member 2
Admissions staff 0
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 23
Neutral 6
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
4.63 32

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 4
Out of state 28

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 6
2-3 hours 10
4-6 hours 11
7+ hours 5

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 16
Automobile 11
Train or subway 4
Other 0

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 5
$101-$200 6
$201-$300 5
$301-$400 4
$401-$500 3
$501+ 3

What airport did you use?

Ronald Regan

dulles

Reagan

BWI (in Baltimore)

IAD

DCA

BWI

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 7
Hotel 10
Home 1
Other 0

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
5.82 34

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.32 34

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
7.76 34

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
6.44 16

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.24 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
5.77 13

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"choose current students that actually represent the program well. students did not seem happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was invited to an interview at 10:00. NOWHERE did it mention an earlier time. I arrived 15 minutes early to find out I was actually fifteen minutes late. Another girl came when I did. We compared our letters with others and theirs had an earlier time than our letter. This was a disconcerting way to begin. When we took our math exam there was loud talking in the hall. If the objective was to see how well we handled ourselves under pressure then it was a good plan. If your object was to see what math we knew then perhaps it was not a good plan. My suggestion is to have a quiet test and be sure everyone has the same letter. Everything else was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Longer time for tour around campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just more staffing at the time of my interview It seemed like only a few staff members carried the brunt of the whole admissions process." More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide the best professors for the interview process as all of the interviewers were MIA the day of the interview. I would suggest they do not schedule interviews on the same day as other pharmacy seminars or events are being held because the professors seemed preoccupied." More from this Member | Report Response

"hire more staffs" More from this Member | Report Response

"It could be a little more organized. I was standing there waiting for the lady to just notice i was" More from this Member | Report Response

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